Database design tools

List of tools that allow for the design of a database.

SqlDBM

SqlDBM offers an easy, convenient way to design a database absolutely anywhere on any browser, working away without need for any extra database engine or database modelling tools or apps.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

Aqua Data Studio Entity Relationship Modeler

Aqua Data Studio Entity Relationship Modeler (ER Modeler) helps in designing database models and uses the Forward Engineer feature to model entities and convert them into SQL Scripts, or Reverse Engineer existing databases to visualize a database model.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes

Visual Paradigm

Visual Paradigm provides a tool to create and communicate visual database design with professional ERD tool.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes

Vertabelo

Vertabelo gives the user the power of visual design of database online. It provides perfect UI to create database quickly and easily manage tables, views, references, etc.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes

Lucidchart

Lucidchart is a quicker tool to design and maintain a properly functioning database. It makes it easy to organize database tables, including keys, fields and relationships.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

DeZign for Databases

DeZign for Databases uses ERD and data models to graphically design databases and automatically generates the most popular databases.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: No
ER Diagram: Yes

DbWrench

DbWrench helps in creating and modifying databases quicker and easier. It streamlines many common database tasks and supports many operating systems and databases in a single license.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

DbDesigner.net

DbDesigner with a friendly and fast UI helps in designing database without writing SQL.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

dbdiagram.io

dbdiagram.io is a free, simple tool to draw ER diagrams by just writing code. It is designed for developers and data analysts.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

QuickDBD

Quick Database Diagrams (QuickDBD) is a simple online tool to quickly draw database diagrams by typing.

Desktop/Cloud: Cloud
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

Moon Modeler

Moon modeler is a visual database design tool for both relational and noSQL databases. The key features include the visual design of hierarchical structurs, MongoDB script generation, various display modes, possibility to add custom notes to diagram and more. For PostgreSQL, MariaDB and MongoDB reverse engineering features are available.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

DBeaver

DBeaver is a free multi-platform database tool for developers, SQL programmers, database administrators and analysts.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

SQLGate

SQLGate is an integrated database management and development solution that simplifies construction and operation of databases. It makes easier and quicker to deal with databases holding large amounts of data.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

Model Xtractor

Model Xtractor is a software utility designed to inspect modeling for tradition or enhanced ER models, with support for most relational database platforms.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes

ERBuilder Data Modeler

ERBuilder Data Modeler allows developers to graphically design databases by using entity relationship diagrams, and automatically generates the most popular SQL databases.

Desktop/Cloud: Desktop
Generate DDL scripts: Yes
Free edition: Yes
ER Diagram: Yes